2016 Merlot

Peterson Family Vineyard | Calistoga

Enticing red fruit bowl aromas of raspberry, red cherry and cassis are graced with just a hint of savory spice. These flavors flood the palate with a rich mouthful of deliciousness that brings on espresso-like nuances. The structure and balance resolve in a mouth-coating finish that seems to go on forever. –  Bob Foley, Winemaker

I also loved the 2016 Merlot Peterson Family Vineyard. This puppy also comes from a site in the northern part of the Valley. It has a true “wow” nose and offers loads of black cherries, blueberries, chocolate, bay leaf, and assorted tobacco and herbal notes. It has its foot firmly on the ripeness pedal, is full-bodied, deep, and has a stacked mid-palate. It’s a pleasure-bent, seriously good Merlot to drink over the coming decade. –  JEB DUNNUCK | January 31, 2019 – 94 points

Wine Profile

  • Composition: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Harvest Dates: September 7 & 8
  • Alcohol: 15.2%
  • Length & Type of Aging: 18 months; 100% French Oak
  • Bottling Date: April 25, 2018
  • Number of Cases Produced: 1,144
  • Release Price: $60.00

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